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I'm an active developer for LaTeX, most notably with the package siunitx for formatting numbers and units. In my day job I work as a chemist, and so you'll see I write a number of chemistry-related LaTeX packages. I'm also a member of the LaTeX3 Project, working on improving LaTeX with the eventual aim of producing LaTeX3. To keep people up to date with my TeX work and anything else TeX-related I see, I have a blog on TeX matters. I'm also keen on helping other TeX users, and so I try to watch the various places that people go for help. I'm also on the committee of the UK TeX Users' Group. So I pop up all over the TeX world!

For the avoidance of doubt, any code of mine that I publish on http://tex.stackexchange.com/ I hereby place in the public domain to the extent governable by law. Explicitly, I place it under the CC0


Jul
5
comment Ensure verbatim code block is copy/paste-able
@sampablokuper You are forgetting that TeX is a typesetting system, and in typesetting 'space' is the invisible material between glyphs, not a glyph in its own right. It's also primariy aimed at print output (Knuth still prints his slides off to acetate to do a talk!). If you want to include a copy of a file with a PDF, you can attach the file to the PDF itself.
Jul
5
comment Problem with viewing interactive PDF content on Mac
Which viewer are you using on the Mac?
Jul
5
comment Why using \mathrm still gives italic text?
We need to see your font set up, but if we assume standard Computer Modern then lower case Greek letters are only available in italic, as Knuth intended them for math typesetting only. You might want to look at my siunitx package for a 'wrapped up' way of dealing with the micro unit, or load something like upgreek to deal with this manually.
Jul
5
revised Create a name box on an exam
English-only: like most sites, you do have to pick something workable
Jul
5
comment Opaque-to-transparent gradient lost in embedded PDF figure
I'm afraid that this sounds off-topic. Essentially, it's an InkScape question, not a TeX one, although I do of course understand the wider link here. Perhaps one for SuperUser?
Jul
5
comment Generating a single TeX file by merging different TeX files
Perhaps one of the ideas in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/25713/… will help?
Jul
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on dictionaries tag wiki excerpt
Jul
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to automatically arrange an unknown number of images?
Jul
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to place a node in the middle of an arc?
Jul
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to get correct arrow orientation on TikZ arc?
Jul
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on arc tag wiki excerpt
Jul
3
comment Is there a database of Tex/LaTeX package bugs where one can report or track status?
The short answer here is 'no', as each package author is responsible for their own code.
Jul
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
3
answered Debugging vertical space on top of page (section inside a custom biblatex cite command)?
Jul
2
comment How to run LaTeX from Word?
Won't work. To use Word's review features, you need to use it's native .docx or .doc formats. That's no good for LaTeX, which needs .tex format: plain text.
Jul
2
revised problem compiling some 'math' using LuaLaTeX
appended answer 61963 as supplemental
Jul
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Tikz changes included graphics
Jul
2
comment Count in document used source references
@martin Adding anything executable is slightly more work than adding simple packages, so Christian Schenk (MiKTeX author) may take a little while to add it. You'd be best to ask him directly about this!
Jul
2
revised Count in document used source references
Mark up code
Jul
1
revised Orthogonal direct sum
Mark up code